- sometime in April
- we should meet up a few days before to review - once we find out when the meeting is
- by skype or in person
The open meeting proposal should include:
Your specific geographic site
- site documentation - photos and some background/historical research
Your specific social site -- who is there and will be affected by your work
- interview with a local partner from your site, or perhaps an activist involved at that site
- contact them and invite them to the meeting
- use this as an opportunity to invite them to collaborate
- you could propose presenting with them, or just invite them to come
Your data set - or one you propose to take
- if you have data, that's great! either test data, or from your real site
- think of this as your "picture or map" of the data -- like the whiteboard exercise, but for real
- if you don't yet have data, you can present a similar data set you find from someone else -- the EPA, for example
- you may also present data which you are critical of, and would like to offer an alternative to
- describe what's wrong with the data and how yours will be better
Consider actions this might inspire -- what are the outcomes you imagine?
- how do you want to implement it - print out the images and distribute them?
- the process itself might be the most important, rather than the final image
Today's whiteboard exercise
Finally, by Friday, please write up a "Note" with the photo I took of your proposal.
- 3-500 words?
- next steps: will this be your proposal for the open meeting? What will you do now to prepare?